What are Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Chemotherapies? List from Cancer Survivors

The below is a list that has been posted by the bloggers in this cancer community. There are 6875 cancer fighters that are members here. This is what they said, not what the doctors or nurses will tell you.

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Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Chemotherapies

Imatinib Mesylate (Gleevec), Dasatinib (Sprycel)

What Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cancer Survivors said about their Chemotherapies.

I've been on Gleevec for 3 weeks. the first week was no different than the previous ones, lots of fatigue, but that is from the leukemia. In the second week, I started having more pain and some diahrrea. The diahrrea cleared up in a few days but the pains got worse. By week three, I have a lot of bone pain. I can get around and i can work, but it hurts quite a bit to move and my legs (thighs) are the worst. I often wake up with pain and my fatigue is not improving.
Gleevec
Daily 400mg Gleevec. Daily fatigue. Slow morning wake up. Memory problems they call Gleevec brain. Polyneuropathy: pain and weakness in body. I use a cane when walking outside. Diarrhea. I did just find out that I am now in remission but must stay on the Gleevec for 2 years. I am totally grateful that Gleevec exists for me and for all CML patients. Good luck to all of us!
An unpleasant mix of fatigue, diarrhea, headaches, water retention, muscle and bone pain.
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